A plasma in the WB-8 device

Polywell in the News

An article documenting recent advances in wiffleball formation has been accepted for publication in Physical Review X. The article is scheduled to appear at PRX on June 17, pending post-production. An early draft is available via the arXiv e-print service.

NBC news on Polywell

2014-06-13: Low-Cost Fusion Project Steps Out of the Shadows and Looks for Money

2014-10-16: How Lockheed Martin's Power Play Could Boost Fervor Over Fusion


2014-06-25: Fusion's restless pioneers (subscription required)

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Recent Polywell Presentations by Jaeyoung Park

University of Maryland Physics Department Colloquium 2014-09-09: This is a good overall talk to introduce the Polywell and the recent advances by Energy Matter Conversion Corporation.

16th US-Japan Workshop on Fusion Neutron Sources for Nuclear Assay and Alternate Applications, U. Wisconsin, 10-1-2014: This presentation expands on the previous one with additional information on WB-7 and WB-8 low beta mode operation.

Microsoft Research: Visiting Speaker Series: Good introductory materials for Polywell fusion research. Just under the video, one can download the presenation deck in PDF format.

More Polywell information

The Wikipedia article on Polywell provides a very good history of Polywell research.

The Broader Nuclear Fusion Community

2014-03-03: The New Yorker provides a thorough review of the fusion research history that led to ITER

2014-07-23: Nature discusses Tri Alpha Energy and General Fusion

2014-08-14: The Wall Street Journal on Helion Energy's raising $1.5 million from Y Combinator and Mithril Capital

2014-10-10: NBC News reports on the Dynomak concept from the University of Washington

2014-10-15: Aviation Week reports on Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details

2014-10-17: Are old secrets behind Lockheed's new fusion machine? in Science

2014-11-21: Nature reports that ITER's new chief will shake up troubled fusion reactor

2014-12-19: Science says the U.S. fusion effort melts down (hosted at fire.PPPL.gov)

2015-01-13: Bloggers at The Hill argue that the U.S. fusion program must have energy mission

2015-01-20: The Huffington Post covers some of the reasons Why It's Taking the U.S. So Long to Make Fusion Energy Work

2015-05-19: General Fusion completes another financing round, raising $27 million (CAD)